Christmas starts early for family

Commute worth the quality time for Trudy

Christmas has begun for Marlborough woman Trudy Hennessy, who is already celebrating the festive season with her two granddaughters.

Great light show

The lights of a Blenheim neighbourhood are drawing in crowds like moths to a flame this year.

Too few male teachers

The number of male teachers in NZ continues to decline despite attempts to fix the imbalance.

Ex-All Black sickened by theft

Leon MacDonald says he's 'gutted' after 15 rugby jerseys were stolen from his Blenheim home.

Questions over 1080

Fish & Game is still waiting for confirmation 1080 does not pose any sub-lethal risks to anglers.

Central's tough end to the season

Central found themselves as the meat in the middle of a Saints sandwich at the end of the softball season.

Sex offender fought for name suppression

Sex offender Arthur Samuel Roy Senior, 66, went to the Court of Appeal to fight for continued name suppression.

Go wild in Dunedin

Some of the south's best wildlife experiences are within easy reach of downtown Dunedin.

Judge accepts receiver has reformed

Firefighters' new smoke chaser

Degree done and dusted

A Marlborough woman has graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree without having to leave the region.

Wairau seniors claim title

The McQueen Cup was the target for Grove Tavern Wairau this summer and on Saturday they hit the bull's-eye.

Stephanie's Choice pays off

After 40 years' experience, Marlborough thoroughbred breeder and owner Stephanie Hole knows a "choice" horse when she sees one.

Omnium event a big success

Experience pays off for Sue

Falcons champs, not chokers

It has taken just three seasons for the Nelson Marlborough Falcons to assert their dominance in the ASB Youth League.

A review worth having

We need to protect freedom of information from fiefdoms of information.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Siege puts focus on law

Land audit a positive step

No time to hide on climate change

We ranked better than Australia on the Climate Change Performance Index, but there's nothing to be smug about.

Slow start to Xmas rush

With just seven sleeps until the big day, Blenheim businesses are hoping Christmas sales will pick up after a rather slow start.

Digital revamp for Picton Cinema

Picton Cinemas will start showing more mainstream movies this week after a digital upgrade.

Maligned freedom campers defended

Yealands eyes listing to fund growth

Winemaking course should yield jobs

Graduates from a new viticulture degree in Blenheim are expected to hit the ground running.

Twister of tongues honoured

Blenheim writer Paula Bayley has been named "author of the month" by a Texas publishing agency.


Sports draws

Draws for sporting events across the region from December 16.

New novel set in Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is the setting for a new novel by Wellington writer Thomas W Devine.

Dancers kept on their toes

Scenes from a classic children's story and a celebration of classical ballet feature in an end-of-year production for a Blenheim dance school.

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